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ATLANTA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announces the 2011 SIAC Volleyball All-Conference team as voted by the SIAC Volleyball Coaches Association. The 2011 team is led by 2011 SIAC Player of the Year Jamila McKinnis of Stillman College, 2011 SIAC Offensive Player of the Year LaTayvia Mack of Benedict College, and 2011 SIAC Setter of the Year Kathrin Fischer of Claflin University.

McKinnis, a senior from Mobile, AL, leads the SIAC with 450 kills and finished with a .364 hitting percentage, which ranks second in the SIAC. In 32 matches, the 5-10 outside hitter averaged 3.88 kills per set, which ranks second in the SIAC, while totaling 294 digs and 55 service aces, putting her among the conference leaders in both categories. The All-SIAC first team selection also totaled 334 assists and 59 total blocks. McKinnis finishes her career as a two-time SIAC Player of the Year, earning the honor as a sophomore in 2009, and a four-time All-SIAC selection.

Mack, a junior from Holly Hill, SC, leads the SIAC with 4.67 kills per set, totaling 308 kills in 66 sets, which ranks sixth nationally. The 6-1 outside hitter also ranks third in the SIAC with a .342 hitting percentage while totaling 21 service aces, 74 digs, and 18 total blocks. The All-SIAC first team selection also currently ranks sixth in Division II averaging 5.20 points per set.

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2011 SIAC Volleyball All-Conference Team

1st Team

LaTayvia Mack/ Junior/ Outside Hitter/ Benedict College
Lauren Calvin/ Sophomore/ Outside Hitter/ Claflin University
Ashley Brooks/ Junior/ Outside Hitter/ Clark Atlanta University
Victoria Claytor/ Junior/ Outside Hitter/ Paine College
Jamila McKinnis/ Senior/ Outside Hitter/ Stillman College
Christine Mallory/ Senior/ Libero/ Stillman College
Kathrin Fischer/ Sophomore/ Setter/ Claflin University
2nd Team

Name Class Position Institution
Sabrina Garcia/ Senior/ Outside Hitter/ Albany State University
Faith Simmons/ Senior/ Outside Hitter/ Claflin University
Jordan Foyer/ Freshman/ Setter/ Kentucky State University

Ayanna Parker/ Freshman/ Outside Hitter/ Kentucky State University
Audrey Sherles/ Freshman/ Outside Hitter/ Kentucky State University
Janae’ Kearse/ Senior/ Outside Hitter/ Paine College
Tyrealle Reed/ Senior/ Libero/ Benedict College

2011 Volleyball Superlatives

Player of the Year: Jamila McKinnis, Stillman College

Offensive Player of the Year: LaTayvia Mack, Benedict College

Defensive Player of the Year: Audrey Sherles, Kentucky State University

Setter of the Year: Kathrin Fischer, Claflin University

Coach of the Year: Vernell Keitt-Capers, Claflin University

2011 SIAC Volleyball All-Academic Team


Jamila McKinnis/Senior/Biology/4.00/Stillman College
Ebony Lollis/Senior/Biology/3.94/Stillman College
Cynteria Jones/Junior/English/3.92/Stillman College
Kathrin Fischer/Sophomore/Politics & Justice System/3.91/Claflin University
Christine Mallory/Senior/Education/3.82/Stillman College
Soncya Williams/Sophomore/Music/3.82/LeMoyne-Owen College
Jamila Winston/Senior/Accounting/3.79/Benedict College

All-Academic Team Award: Stillman College, 3.73 GPA